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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2011 - 06:27 PM

To finish of the rear loading dock, I built a overhanging roof for it.
It is supported by steel beams and by bracing rods that are bolted to the side of the factory.

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A concrete loading dock and two sliding doors are added to the side of the factory.

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A overhanging roof covers one of the sliding doors.

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The other sliding door is going to have a bridge crane mounted over it.
The beam for the bridge crane is made out of a wood I-beam.
It is glued into a potmetal piece that I found in my junk drawer.
This end will mount to the side of the factory.

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This is the start of the support for the other end of the beam.

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The beam is mounted on the end support and I'm starting to add structural supports.

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The base has two holes drilled for locator pins on the support base and the side wall has a hole for a locator pin on the beam.

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The potmetal piece already has a locator pin on it and I put two dowel pins in the base.
This way, the bridge crane is held in place by the locator pins and doesn't have to be glued down.

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This crane will be over the rail siding.
I still have to make the crane hoist itself.
Here's the finished bridge crane boom mounted in place.

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Posted April 02, 2011 - 07:40 PM

NICE!!! :dancingbanana:

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 12:18 AM

As always, excellent work, cant wait to see more.

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 04:24 AM

As always Ray,your builds never cease to amaze me. Keep up the great work,as I know you will.

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 05:29 AM

Looking good, Ray.
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Posted April 03, 2011 - 05:47 AM

Ray, once again you have done an excellent job! I am looking forward to more of your train layout pictures. Awesome work. :thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 09:18 AM

Nice work Ray, your factory employees will enjoy the overhead lift instead of O scale manpower to move the equipment off and on the rail cars.....:smilewink:

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 10:03 AM

Fantastic Ray, just fantastic. Keep it coming.

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Posted April 03, 2011 - 11:17 AM

WOW, great job Ray.




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